It may be 85 degrees here in Dallas, but my two girls are DYING to host a Hot Cocoa Stand for the holidays. With the warm weather, we might end up doing a chocolate milk stand, but you better believe it will be decked out with jingle bells!
I’ve styled a few ‘stands’ in my day and have teamed up with Chinet to provide some Hot Chocolate Stand ideas for those who may be interested in creating their own this year.
ALL THE COLOR
A successful stand depends largely on the amount of traffic it receives. Cars are SO much more likely to stop by a colorful stand. I decorated our stand with large paper fans, peppermint garlands and peppermint balls. All are bright red and white and are highly visible from the road.
SELL THE HOT CHOCOLATE
The cardinal rule of selling anything is to make it look good right? Selling hot chocolate is no exception. I like to put my hot cocoa in large glass containers (like THESE) so that it can be seen from the road. It also provides such a pretty color to the table! I usually add a bright ribbon to the jars to add a little extra pizzazz!
ADD SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER
Anyone can purchase hot chocolate from McDonalds or Starbucks, but you can only purchase candy candy rimmed hot cocoa at a homemade Hot Chocolate Stand! I like to add a little extra Christmas cheer and love to my cocoa by dipping Cut Crystal Cup in Karo Syrup and then immediately dipping it in crushed candy canes. It brings even more colors to the stand and give the hot chocolate a delicious peppermint flavor!
WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS
And lastly, make sure to wish your customers and visitors a very Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday. Leave them with Christmas cheer and a smile!
** This post is sponsored by Chinet.
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